'''John Fitzgerald''' "'''Jack'''" '''Kennedy''' (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials '''JFK''', was an American politician who served as the List of Presidents of the United States|35th President of the United States
from January 1961 until Assassination of John F. Kennedy|his assassination
in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis
, the Bay of Pigs Invasion
, the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty|Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
, the establishment of the Peace Corps
, developments in the Space Race
, the building of the Berlin Wall
, the Trade Expansion Act
to lower tariffs, and the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)|Civil Rights Movement
all took place during his presidency. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party
, his New Frontier
domestic program was largely enacted as a memorial to him after his death.
Kennedy's time in...